“The best thing for him might well have been a change of manager at his club”
His positioning was also questioned for Russia’s late equaliser in the opening match, with the 1-1 draw putting England on the back-foot in the tournament.
New City boss Pep Guardiola wasted no time in dumping Hart, signing Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for £17m and telling the England No.1 he was third choice at the club.
It prompted Hart to join Torino on loan for the season this week.
Sterling was also blasted by fans for his performances in France, with one even starting up an internet fund-raising campaign to pay for the winger to come home.
But Sterling has shown his character this season by bouncing back to form, scoring twice as City beat West Ham 3-1 last Sunday.